Tracey Fawcett

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Mesmerising Video Reveals How Lighting Dramatically Alters Your Face

The deft use of light and some well placed shadows are enough to fool most people that there's several different models in this video.<p>The truth is, …

Japanese Resturant Provides An 'Eating Mask' To Female Diners

You have to give credit to Japanese fast food chain Freshness Burger for their ingenuity on this one. Of all the burgers on their menu, the biggest …

The science of Christmas: Santa Claus, his sleigh, and presents

Santa Claus delivers presents to all the good children in the world. But how? And why? We take a look at the science of Christmas gifts<p><b>How fast does Santa travel?</b><p>If we assume that Santa has to travel 510,000,000km on Christmas Eve, and that he has 32 hours to do it (<b>the reasoning behind these</b> …

Why Earth has 4 seasons

Some assume our planet’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. That’s logical, but not the case, for Earth.<p>Nearly everyone …

How It Works: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue

The first commercial 3-D bioprinter, Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is manufacturing functional liver tissues that will soon help biochemists test new drugs. Here’s a look at the printing process.<p><b>Step 1</b>: Engineers load one syringe with a bio-ink (A) made up of spheroids that each contain tens …

Watch this: NASA takes you on a trip to see 'Earthrise' first-hand

"Earthrise," a photograph considered by many to be one of the most important photographs ever taken, has until now been only a photograph. But, for the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission that yielded the photo, NASA has digitally recreated the moment when astronaut William Anders captured it …

Bugs That Live Under Your Skin and Other Creepy Discoveries This Year | WIRED

Science can be many things. Ambitious. Awe-inspiring. Confusing. Elegant. Wrong. And Creepy. Fortunately for you, the WIRED Science team doesn't fear …

Get anxiety under control to reduce stroke risk - Futurity

People with high levels of anxiety are 33 percent more likely to suffer a stroke, as compared to their less anxious counterparts, researchers say.

Medicine

'Super-clone' E. coli could be worse than hospital superbug - Futurity

Virulent, drug-resistant forms of E. coli emerged from a single strain of the bacteria, and may have a far greater impact that the so-called MRSA …

Super Bug

A Guide To Spotting And Hiding From Drones

Like birdwatching, but for military robots.<p>Consider it a rough Audubon guide to the mechanical fauna of battlefields. Created by Amsterdam-based designer Ruben Pater, the Drone Survival Guide is, on one side, a rough bird watcher's guide to the modern robot at war. The other side is a short section …

Why do we kiss under the mistletoe?

Because it remains green year round, this parasitic plant has long been associated with fertility.<p>To the best of my knowledge, I never saw live mistletoe until after relocating to Europe. But the leafless trees in Germany make it plain that mistletoe is everywhere here.<p>European mistletoe, <i>Viscum</i> …

When stars sneeze

If you could watch over thousands of years, you’d find that the star is having a sneezing fit. It’s firing off rapid releases of super-hot, …

The Most Amazing Images NASA Took of Earth From Space This Year | WIRED

NASA's fleet of satellites and its astronauts aboard the International Space Station took a slew of incredibly beautiful images of Earth this year. …

Are We Genetically Inclined To Be Materialistic?

People tend to hate to lose stuff they already own. This trait, known as the endowment effect, is likely handed down to us by evolution, since it is visible cross-culturally as well as in non-human primates. However, new research suggests certain cultures place a brake on this evolutionary trait, …

Your help needed for new research on zombie ants

A fungus takes over the ants’ brains – makes them do things they normally wouldn’t do – then kills them. You can help fund new research on these ants.<p>…

Your culture determines what you remember - Futurity

The details you remember about an event, such as your last birthday party, are determined in part by your cultural background.

China's moon landing is part of a new space race by emerging nations

China watchedthis month as the nation's first lunar rover rolled across the moon's surface.<p>It was a moment of national pride when images of the six-wheel rover, dubbed Jade Rabbit, were transmitted live back to Earth, showing the redand gold Chinese flag on the moon for the first time.<p>"Now as Jade …

Space Exploration

A Newly Discovered Underground Lake in Greenland Will Help Us Understand Climate Change

The Earth may be more than 4.5 billion years old, but it can still surprise us. Scientists have discovered a gigantic liquid water reservoir …

How to file a story when you are trapped in Antarctic ice – video

Alok Jha and Laurence Topham are on the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, a research vessel stuck in ice off the Antarctic coast. This is what they have to do to get stories to you

Window on Infinity: A New Year’s Photo Album From Space

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / EPA<p>A still image taken from a NASA movie of the sun based on data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), …

Stretch Or Splat? How A Black Hole Kills You Matters ... A Lot

It could rightly be called the most massive debate of the year: Physicists are locked in an argument over what happens if you fall into a black hole.<p>On one side are those who support the traditional view from Albert Einstein. On the other, backers of a radical new theory that preserves the very …

Zombie Ants: Crowdfunding Website Launched for Research

Zombie ants are intriguing to scientists. The zombie part happens when a fungus takes control of an ant’s brain, in order to reproduce, eventually …

Pupil reflections in photographs could help investigators solve crimes

The eyes are more than windows to the soul, thanks to technologies that can reveal reflected faces in pupils of photographs. Dr. Rob Jenkins of the University of York's Department of Psychology published a study that showed how pupils in photographs of faces can be "mined" for hidden …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Documenting The Lives Of Tigers

A new book offers an intimate look at the endangered cat.<p>This fall, <i>National Geographic</i> award-winning photographer Steve Winter published a book with Sharon Guynup called <i>Tigers Forever</i>. The images and stories that comprise the book come from three different <i>National Geographic</i> stories Winter worked …

Wildlife

The Hunt For Meteorites Begins In Antarctica

<b>Listen · 1:58</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>On A Hunt For Meteorites In Antarctica<p>The Antarctic Search for Meteorites didn't glean as many meteorites as hoped during the 2012-2013 expedition, but still came back with hundreds of specimens — and photos.<p>Antarctica is one of the best places on …

A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

Pussy Riot says freed to improve Russia's image before Olympics | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - One of two freed members of punk protest band Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, said on Friday their release was aimed solely at improving Russia’s image before it hosts the Winter Olympic Games and was not a humanitarian gesture.<p>Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (R) …

Remembering Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>Nelson Mandela, the human rights leader, Nobel Laureate and first black African president of South Africa, died …